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1940s - 1960s Scrapbook of Luie GOODYEAR Charles
These clippings are form the scrapbook of Luie Eliza GOODYEAR Charles and have been transcribed by Nancy rogers. If you do not have the time to enjoy the luxury of sifting through our clippings they will be included in the Search Engine which you can reach from the "Front Door" of the Tri-County Genealogy & History sites by Joyce M. Tice. All Newspaper clipping in this section of the site are in the Clippings partition of the Partioned search engine that you can find at the bottom of the Current What's New page.
 Obits from my Luie Eliza GOODYEAR “Charles” scrapbook that she kept during the 1940s to 1960s.

Cpl. Wylie Killed in D-Day Invasion
T/Cpl Donald H. Wylie of Latta Brook Rd., Horseheads, has been reported killed in the actions in France on D-Day.  Previously the War Department had informed his father that he was seriously wounded in the invasion.
A member of the Army Engineers, Corporal Wylie had been overseas only about a month.  He graduated from Horseheads High and was employed at the Horseheads Creamery before entering the Army a year ago.

Pvt. James C. Ryan 23 of 819 Spruce St. killed in action in France, July 7, 1944.  Survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Ryan; brothers William A., Edward L., Louis H. Ryan all of Elmira; sister, Miss Cleo  M. Ryan of Elmira; grandparents, Mrs. James Limner of Buffalo, William Ryan of Elmira.   Body will arrive in Elmira Tuesday morning, and will be removed to the Wilson Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Wednesday 3 p.m. The Rev. John F. Bellville. Woodlawn National Cemetery

Joseph Lawrence Cerney Lost as Ship Sinks
Joseph Lawrence Cerney, water tender 3/c, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cerny, 213 Broad Street., was serving on the USS Princeton when the vessel was lost in the Philippine Area on October 24, his parents have been informed.  His body was not recovered.  Entering the Navy in April 1943, he trained at Sampson and went to sea in July 1943.  He participated in the battles of Tarawa, Marshall and Gilbert Islands and the Philippines.  He attended Horseheads High School.

Horseheads Pilot Dies in New Guinea
Lt. Arthur A. Douglass, co-pilot on a B-25 bomber-strafer was accidentally killed in Hollandia, New Guinea, July 2, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Douglass of E. Franklin St. Town of Horseheads have been informed by the War Department
His last letter received June 29, said he was helping establish a new base on New Guinea.  No details of the accident were given.
Born at the family home Nov. 15, 1921, Lt Douglass was graduated from the Horseheads High School in 1939 and enlisted in the Army in June 1942, trained at San Antonio, Tex.; parks Air College, E. St. Louis, Mo.; Garden City, Kan., then Eagle Pass, Texas where he received his commission and wings.
Before going overseas he was at Columbia, S.C. He served in Australia and New Guinea and had completed several bomber missions.  He was a member of the Horseheads Grange and the Horseheads Baptist Church.  His parents and four brother, Cpl james B. Royal Jr., Paul and Hugh C. Douglass survive.

Pfc. Bryce E. Hardiman Dies of Wounds
Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Hardiman, 565 Thompson St., received word Saturday that their son Pfc. Bryce E. Hardiman of the Marines died May 30 of wounds received in action in Okinawa.
Pfc. Hardiman saw action on Eniwetok and Guam before fighting on Okinawa.  He entered the Marines Nov. 24, 1942 and trained at Camp LeJune, New River, N.C. and was employed by Remington Rand Inc. before entering the service.  He attended Horseheads High School.

Navy Lt. G.F. Gorges Gave Life off Okinawa
Lt. Gerald F. Gorges, 24, husband of Mrs. Rosalynd Kelly Gorges, 706 Holdridge St., and son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Gorges, 906 South Ave., Horseheads, who was reported missing in action when his destroyer,  USSS Pringle, was reported sunk off Okinawa between Mar. 18 and April 18 has now been presumed dead by the Navy Dept.
After graduating from Horseheads High School, Lt. Gorges attended the New York State Merchant Marine Academy at Fr. Schuyler, from which he graduated four years ago.  He had been on overseas duty 30 months, during which time he had participated in all the pacific invasions from the Solomons campaign through the Gilbert, Marshall and Marianas to Okinawa.

Luie Eliza GOODYEAR Charles (1883-1967) scrapbook that she kept during the 1940’s where she cut out and kept various notices of marriages and deaths and other important events.  She also at times put other clippings in the scrapbook that had information about her Bowers/Goodyear family.

Cpl. Wylie Killed in D-Day Invasion
T/Cpl Donald H. Wylie of Latta Brook Rd., Horseheads, has been reported killed in the actions in France on D-Day.  Previously the War Department had informed his father that he was seriously wounded in the invasion.
A member of the Army Engineers, Corporal Wylie had been overseas only about a month.  He graduated from Horseheads High and was employed at the Horseheads Creamery before entering the Army a year ago.

Pvt. James C. Ryan 23 of 819 Spruce St. killed in action in France, July 7, 1944.  Survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Ryan; brothers William A., Edward L., Louis H. Ryan all of Elmira; sister, Miss Cleo  M. Ryan of Elmira; grandparents, Mrs. James Limner of Buffalo, William Ryan of Elmira.   Body will arrive in Elmira Tuesday morning, and will be removed to the Wilson Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Wednesday 3 p.m. The Rev. John F. Bellville. Woodlawn National Cemetery

Joseph Lawrence Cerney Lost as Ship Sinks
Joseph Lawrence Cerney, water tender 3/c, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cerny, 213 Broad Street., was serving on the USS Princeton when the vessel was lost in the Philippine Area on October 24, his parents have been informed.  His body was not recovered.  Entering the Navy in April 1943, he trained at Sampson and went to sea in July 1943.  He participated in the battles of Tarawa, Marshall and Gilbert Islands and the Philippines.  He attended Horseheads High School.

Horseheads Pilot Dies in New Guinea
Lt. Arthur A. Douglass, co-pilot on a B-25 bomber-strafer was accidentally killed in Hollandia, New Guinea, July 2, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Douglass of E. Franklin St. Town of Horseheads have been informed by the War Department
His last letter received June 29, said he was helping establish a new base on New Guinea.  No details of the accident were given.
Born at the family home Nov. 15, 1921, Lt Douglass was graduated from the Horseheads High School in 1939 and enlisted in the Army in June 1942, trained at San Antonio, Tex.; parks Air College, E. St. Louis, Mo.; Garden City, Kan., then Eagle Pass, Texas where he received his commission and wings.
Before going overseas he was at Columbia, S.C. He served in Australia and New Guinea and had completed several bomber missions.  He was a member of the Horseheads Grange and the Horseheads Baptist Church.  His parents and four brother, Cpl james B. Royal Jr., Paul and Hugh C. Douglass survive.

Pfc. Bryce E. Hardiman Dies of Wounds
Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Hardiman, 565 Thompson St., received word Saturday that their son Pfc. Bryce E. Hardiman of the Marines died May 30 of wounds received in action in Okinawa.
Pfc. Hardiman saw action on Eniwetok and Guam before fighting on Okinawa.  He entered the Marines Nov. 24, 1942 and trained at Camp LeJune, New River, N.C. and was employed by Remington Rand Inc. before entering the service.  He attended Horseheads High School.

Navy Lt. G.F. Gorges Gave Life off Okinawa
Lt. Gerald F. Gorges, 24, husband of Mrs. Rosalynd Kelly Gorges, 706 Holdridge St., and son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Gorges, 906 South Ave., Horseheads, who was reported missing in action when his destroyer, USS Pringle, was reported sunk off Okinawa between Mar. 18 and April 18 has now been presumed dead by the Navy Dept.
After graduating from Horseheads High School, Lt. Gorges attended the New York State Merchant Marine Academy at Fr. Schuyler, from which he graduated four years ago.  He had been on overseas duty 30 months, during which time he had participated in all the pacific invasions from the Solomon’s campaign through the Gilbert, Marshall and Marianas to Okinawa.

Mr. LeRoy J. Charles of Albany formerly of Danby, died on August 3, 1959, after a long illness.  He was the son of late A.J. Charles of Odessa and Danby.  The survivors are his widow, Blanche; nephews, Dewain C. Vorhis of Elmira Heights; Col. Orman G. Charles, who is stationed at Washington, D.C. and Kenneth H. Charles, of Ithaca; a niece, Mrs. Alberta Charles Cornell, of Ithaca; and sister-in-law Mrs. Luie Charles, of Broad Street; a great niece, two great nephews and several cousins.  The funeral and burial was in Albany.

Sarah Eliza, wife of Orman Goodyear died Wednesday morning aged 34 years after about 8 months sickness with consumption (September 9, 1853).  She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Bowers of Newfield and had been married about 13 years.  The funeral service will observed from the late on residence on Friday at 1:00 o'clock p.m., the Rev. Ure Mitchell, pastor of the Baptist Church at Horseheads officiating and the interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Horseheads.  She leaves besides a husband two daughter Nina A and Louie aged 12 and 8 years respectively; four sisters, Mrs. John C. Clark (Carrie Bowers) of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. Geo. McNish of Horseheads, Mrs. Hiram Goodyear and Mrs. Frank Shriver of Big Flats, one brother Jerome Bowers  of Big Flats, who have the sympathy of the entire community

Manly J. Park
Manley J. Park, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Park, died at his home 470 West Walter street, Elmira, N.Y., after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Johnson, of Port Jervis, and one brother Gerald Park, Elmira, and one aunt, Miss Laura Brown, of Hornell, and several cousins.
Funeral services at home Tuesday.  Burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery Wednesday.
Mr. Park was a former resident of Port Jervis, where he conducted the Fair Store, on Front Street.  (Date not determined, some time between  Aug of 1943 and September of 1956 any help would be appreciated on this)

Gerald Park 59, of 1034 Park side Dr., this morning, Sept. 1, 1956.  He was employed at the American LaFrance Corp; a member of Riverside Methodist Church and Jesse L. Cooley Lodge, F &AM.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Park; daughter Mrs. Jane Nass of Cobleskill, N.Y., Harold Park of Massachusetts; one grandson and two granddaughters.  The body is at the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral arrangements later.  (He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in the same area as Jay Hamblin and Nina (Goodyear) Hamblin who were his in laws.  In 1999 his wife Marjorie (Hamblin) park was also buried there).

Mrs. Carrie A. Clark
After an extended illness, Mrs. Carrie A. Clark, 80 year of age, died last Friday morning, August 7 (1931) at the home of her niece, Mrs. George VanBuskirk, 306 Steuben Street.  She was the widow of the late John Clark.  They lived in Mansfield, Pa., for many years where he conducted a livery business until his death about 36 years ago.
She was a loyal member of the M.E. church and familiarly known to a host of friends as “Aunt Carrie.”  Mrs. Clark is survived by the following nieces and nephews:  Mrs. Jay T. Hamblin, Mrs. Luie Charles, Mrs. George VanBuskirk, Charles Goodyear, Bert Bowers of Horseheads, Mrs. Maynard Smith of Big Flats; Harry Shriver of Baldwinsville, Ray Shriver of Penn Yan;  Hiram McNish of Ware, Massachusetts.; Edwin and Frank McNish of Rochester; Ed Bowers of Corning; Mrs. Grant Nichols and Roy Bowers of Elmira.  Prayer service was held at 306 Steuben street Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and funeral services in the Horseheads M.E church at 3 o’clock the Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating.  Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Another obit for Carrie Clark
Mrs. Carrie Clark
Mrs. Carrie A. Clark, 80, died this morning at 7:10 o’clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. George Van Burskirk, 306 Steuben Street, Horseheads.  She was a loyal member of the Horseheads M.E. Church and was familiarly known to a host of friends as “Aunt Carrie.”  Mrs. Clark is survived by the following nieces and Nephews, Mrs. Ralph Nichols, Elmira; Mrs.  Maynard Smith, Big Flats; Mrs. J. T. Hamblin, Mrs. Luie Charles and Mrs George Van Burskirk of Horseheads; Ray Shriver, Penn Yan; Harry Shriver Baldwinsville; Roy Bowers, Elmira; Bert Bowers and Charles Goodyear, Horseheads; Hiram McNish, War, Mass.; Edwin and Frank McNish, Rochester.  A prayer service will be held at 306 Steuben Street, Horseheads, Sunday at 2:30 P.M. and the funeral in the Horseheads, M.E. church at 3 o’clock.  The Rev Frederick Maunder will officiate.  Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.

Former Resident Dies;
Mrs. Sara VanBuskirk, 80 of 405 Mitchell street, Ithaca, formerly of 306
Steuben street, died Monday April 7, 1958 following a year's illness.  She was the widow of George Van Buskirk.  She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. W. Robert Fransworth and family for several months.
Mrs. VanBuskirk was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Horseheads; of the Salmagrundi Club and the Horseheads Woman's club.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Farnsworth; niece Mrs. Bernice Schneck of Orchard Knoll; nephews, Charles Goodyear of Olean and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday at 3 PM at the Herson Funeral Home in Ithaca.  The Re. Walter A. Dodds officiated.  Interment was in the Trumansburg cemetery.  (now the Grove Cemetery) another obit adds Charles Goodyear of Horseheads and Mark Goodyear of Olean.

Hamblin-Park
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Marjorie Hamblin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hamblin of Horseheads to Gerald R. Park of Elmira.  The wedding took place in the Community Church parsonage in Springfield, Mass., Aug 4, 1943.  The Re. glen Douglas officiated.
The couple was unattended.  The bride is a teacher at the Coldbrook Park School.  Mr. Park is employed as a production clerk at the American LaFrance-Foamite Corp.
The couple will reside at 312 Euclid Ave.
 

Horseheads Man Fair; Hit by Car (written in pencil in Elizabeth Deahl Charles handwriting 1954.  Elizabeth Charles was the daughter in law of Luie Goodyear Charles)
Dewain Vorhis 51 of 202 Center St., Horseheads suffered possible rib fractures and a possible chest injury at 9 Friday when struck by an automobile at State and E. Church Sts.
He was reported in fair condition today in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.
Police reported that Vorhis was crossing from the northwest to the southwest corner of State and Church Sts.  When he was struck by an automobile driven by Ronald Thompson 18, of 157 Cieri St, who was driving north on State St. and turning west into Church St.

Vorhis, Dewain C. (Dutch)
Age 65, of 325 Lounsbury Av., Elmira Heights, Monday Aug 18, 1969.  Friends may call at the VanBurskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Fred S. Kelsey.  Maple Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Chemung County Cancer Society.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Velma Vorhis; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Alice) Kerbein of Horseheads; sons Harrison Shaw of Sunnyville, Calif., Allen Shaw of Elmira Heights; several cousins.  Mr. Vorhis was a member of Oakwood Methodist Church; Elmira Heights Lodge F&AM No 913; a retired employee of Bendix Corp’s Motor Components Division
Lodge Notice
Officers and members of Elmira Heights Lodge F&AM No. 913 will meet Wednesday at 7:30 pm a the VanBurskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, to conduct a memorial service for our departed brother Dewain C. Vorhis Signed Theodore Massell Master, Norman Gearhart Secretary

Pair Wedded Half Century
Horseheads – Mr. and Mrs. Horseheads, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 21 (1950).
Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin exchanged nuptial vows in a home ceremony on November 21, 1900.  The Rev. Murray Gardner, former pastor of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church officiated.
Mrs. Hamblin was the former Nina Goodyear, daughter of the late Orman and Eliza Bowers Goodyear.  She was born on the Ithaca Road and has spent most of her life in Horseheads.
Mr. Hamblin was a native of Danby, near Ithaca.  He is the son of the late John and Alice Hamblin.  He is a retired farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin are both members of the Horseheads Grange, the Pamona, State and National granges and members of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church.

Horseheads couple of Mark Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Hamblin of Horseheads of the Ridge Rd. Horseheads will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on November 21.
They were married by the Rev. Murray H. Gardner who was pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at a home ceremony.  Mrs. Hamblin is the former Nina Goodyear, daughter of the late Orman and Eliza Bowers Goodyear and spent most of her life in Horseheads.  Mr. Hamblin was a native of Danby and spent his early life in Ithaca.  He is the son of the late John and Alice Hamblin of Danby and is a retired farmer.
They have one daughter, Mrs. Gerald R. Park of Elmira who is a teacher at the Coldbook Park School.
Mrs. Luie Charles sister of Nina Hamblin and Lt. Col. Orman G. Charles will hold open house in their honor at the Charles home, 207 Broad Street, Horseheads, next Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9.  All friends and relatives are invited.
On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. and Mrs. Park will serve dinner to members of the immediate families in honor of Mrs. Park’s parents.

Hamblin Funeral Held April 18, 1957
Members of the family attending the Nina Hamblin funeral from out of town included:  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Charles, Mrs. Everett Cornell, Mrs. Cora Mount and Mrs. Pauline Hamblin, all of Ithaca and Mr. and Mrs. Claire Goodyear of Corning.
Pallbearers included: Ray Lain, Lawrence Shappee, Ralph Olin, Royal Douglass, Edward Van Duzer and William Wigsten.
Mrs. Hamblin died at the Arnot Ogden hospital on April 15 (1957).  The funeral was held on April 18 at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral home.
She was a member of the Home Bureau for many years as well as a member of the Slabtown Community club.  She is survived by a sister Mrs. Luie Charles of West Broad Street, a daughter Mrs. Marjorie H. Park of Elmira. And a nephew Col. Orman G. Charles with the U.S. Army in Ethiopia

Silver Star Awarded Ithaca Private
A Silver Star recently awarded to Private First Class Kenneth Charles for “gallantry in action,” has been received by his parents, Mr.& Mrs. Dewain Charles (Dewain Charles was a brother in law to Luie Charles, and his wife the former Ellen Hamblin was a sister in law to Nina (Goodyear) Hamblin.  Nina (Goodyear) Hamblin was a sister to Luie (Goodyear) Charles) of 507 S. Albany St.
The action for which the soldier was cited took place June 20, 1944 in Normandy, while Charles was fighting with First Infantry Division of the First Army.
Accompanying the Award was a statement telling of the accomplishments of the First Division since D-Day to Jan 1, during which time the division was out of contact with the enemy for only 5 days of the 6 months accounted for.  Among the recent battles in which the outfit took part were enemy engagements at Caumont, Marigny, Coutances, Solssons, and Aachen and is now fighting in Germany.
Since going overseas in the summer of 1942, Private Charles has met the enemy in Africa, Sicily and on the continent.  He has been wounded twice, and has received the Purple Heart.

Former Erin Supervisor Dead at 80
Funeral services for Ralza E. Goodyear, former supervisor of the Town of Erin who died at the age of 80 at his Erin home Tuesday night (28 February 1955), will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
Mr. Goodyear, retired sexton of Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, has been under treatment for a heart ailment for more than a year.  He succumbed at 7 last night following a cerebral hemorrhage.
A native of Morencie, Mich. he was the son of the late John and Jennie Gillet Goodyear originally of Horseheads.  Following their deaths he returned as a child to Horseheads (actually probably his mother’s death who died in 1876 since his father did not die until 1921) to reside with an aunt and uncle.  He attended Chemung County rural schools.
Engaged as a farmer nearly 50 years, he began his tenure on a dairy farm in the Mechlenburg area of Schuyler County.  He later worked for brief periods on farms in the Horseheads and Pine City areas.
Long active in Erin political affairs, he served to terms as Democrat supervisor form that township 1946-50.  He served several terms as Erin town clerk, having received to-party endorsement.
Mr. Goodyear also was active in Erin community affairs for many years.  He was a member of the Erin Methodist Church.
He was a former member of the Scotchtown Cemetery commission and served as cemetery sexton for about 10 years prior to his retirement two years ago.  He was also a member of the Seeley Creek Grange.
He and his wife, Mrs. Georgia Rosekrans Goodyear, who survives, would have observed their 56th wedding anniversary three weeks from today, on Feb 16.

Another obit for Ralza Goodyear
Prominent Erin Man Dead at 80
Eight year old Ralza Goodyear, a leading light in the town of Erin for many years, died a week ago Tuesday.
He was prominent in the activities of the Erin Historical Society and Democrat Supervisor from Erin from 1946-1950.  He served several terms as Erin town clerk.  During his earlier years, he worked at the Rodbourne Sawmill in Erin.  For almost 50 years he was a farmer.
Among the survivors of Mr. Goodyear are, a son Frank, of Horseheads; two sisters; a brother in Michigan; several nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Fra Walker Died Jan 26
Mr. Fra. Bowers Walker, 67 of 504 Cayuta Avenue, Waverly, formerly of Horseheads, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Robert packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a short illness.
She is survived by her husband, Leon Walker; daughter, Mrs. Arthur Eno, of Hulett St.; stepsons Harold, Edward and Howard Walker, all of Waverly; step daughters, Mrs. Lucien Avery of Elmira and Mrs. Edward Ropp of Waverly; grandson, Warren eno of Hulett St.; and sister, Miss Nina Personius of Elmira.
Mrs. Walker, a member of the Horseheads Baptist church, had many friends in this village.
The funeral service was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home with the Rev. D. B. Winters, pastor of the Horseheads Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery.

Frank Bentley Dead at 86 Thursday February 27, 1941
Veteran Member of Bar
Practiced law for 60 years
The Chemung County Bar lost one of its veteran members in the death of Wednesday evening of Atty. Frank S. Bentley of Horseheads.  He was 86
Active in the practice of law more than 60 years, Mr. Bentley was among the most widely known members of his profession in this vicinity.  His office was always located at Horseheads, but his clients came from a large area.
To those who came to know him in a business way, Mr. Bentley became a friend and advisor as well as a legal counselor.  His humanitarian instincts prompted him to offer his aid to those with personal troubles as well as legal problems.
Despite the demands upon the time by his legal practice, Mr. Bentley found the opportunity to serve in many civic and community undertakings.  An ardent adherent to the principles of the Republican Party he was among the recognized leaders in the county organization.
Mr. Bentley, son of Harvey J. and Harriet Sayre Bentley, was born June 30, 1854, in the town of Veteran.  He attended the Veteran district school, the Union School at Horseheads and the Elmira Free Academy from which he was graduated in 1875
In the same year, he entered the law firm of Smith and Hill to study and in 1878 he was admitted as an attorney.  In the following year he was admitted in practice before state courts and in the same year formed a partnership in Horseheads with Walter L. Dailey, a former Chemung County district attorney and a man known widely in legal circles.
This partnership continued until Mr. Dailey’s retirement in 1897 and Mr. Bentley continued the office until Apr. 1, 1923, when he and Atty. Henry Bush formed the law firm of Bentley and Bush which had continued since.
In 1896 Mr. Bentley was a candidate for county judge in the Republican County Convention, missing the nomination by only one vote.  For many years he was a member and for a term president of the Board of Education of Horseheads Union Free School Dist. 10.  He also served as president of the Horseheads Board of Trustees and had devoted many years to service as attorney for the Town and Village of Horseheads.
For several years prior to 1898 he served as U.S. Commissioner.  He was also once a U.S. Circuit Count examiner.  In 1898 he resigned as U.S. Commissioner to become Horseheads postmaster, a position in which he served four years.
Mr. Bentley was married in early life to Miss Mary Addie Penney and to them was born a daughter, Mrs. A.J. Westlake of Elmira.  Mary Addie Bentley died in 1883 and in 1894 he married Miss Mar H. Thompson, who survives.
He was a member of the Elmira City, Club, the Chemung County Bar Association and an honorary member of the Horseheads Rotary Club.  He attended the Horseheads Presbyterian Church.

In October of 1954 an article was printed in the Elmira Advertiser about a group of women planning the Annual Bazaar and Supper.  Most of the article is taken up with a picture of the four women who are Mrs. Charles Blodgett chairman of the dolls; chairman of the children’s booth Mrs. Henry Bush; Mrs. John St. John chairman of the luncheon and Mrs. Luie Charles chairman of Christmas cards and wrappings.  When this article was cut out and pasted in the book the glue did not hold well and as result it has come out and on the back are the following obituaries for individuals in Chemung County.

Christian G. Wieberg 73 of Pine City RD 1, Tuesday, October 26, 1954.   Retired butcher and cattle dealer; member German Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Survived by son, James Wieberg of Pine City RD 1.  Body at Keister Funeral Home, 1138 Broadway, where friends may call today  4 and 7 to 10 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 3 p.m. the Rev. Stanford E. Ernest Woodlawn Cemetery.

Norman W. Colt, 78 of 228 Robert St.  Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1954.  Employee of Remington Rand Inc.  for over 40 years.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lulu Colt; stepdaughter Mrs. Gladys Wood, and stepson Clinton F. Wood both of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Victory of Milford, Conn., Mrs. Lena Pope of Hollywood, Calif., two grand-children and two great grandchildren.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home where family will receive friends today and Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Clifford E. Eichner. Burial at Gillet, Pa.

Donald Horton Jr., 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Horton Sr. of 364 Sheridan Ct.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Funeral there today at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert Homer.  Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Wills J. Covell of 261 W. 13th St.,  Elmira Heights.  Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Clyde G. Trauax.  Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Nellie B. Lynch Collins of 107 Grandview Ave.  Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home.  Prayer service there today at 9:15 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 10 in St Patrick’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

Daniel Frederick Ayres of 548 Westlake St., Horseheads.  Body at Royce Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m. the Rev. William J. Cartmell.  Glenwood Cemetery, Watkins Glen.

John W. Murphy of 810 Lincoln St. Body at family home.  Prayer service there today at 8 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church.  St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
End of complete obits on back of article.

Burton F. Root
Burton F. Root 49 of 433 N. Tioga St., died unexpectedly Friday Oct 3, 1941 at his home. Mr. Root formerly operated a newsstand in the 200 block of N. Aurora St.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Pearl Root, he is survived by three sons, Charles and Jacqueline of Ithaca and Carl of Syracuse; his mother Mrs. Archie Schutt of Dryden; one brother, Theodore of Ithaca, and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Howland of Trumansburg and Mrs. Walter Hutchings of Dyden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday October 6, at the Baldwin-Davis Funeral Home 421 N. Aurora St. The Rev. A.H. Boutwell pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden

Howard E. Ritchie of 377 W. Clinton St., died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 1939.  He leaves his wife, a son, Gene of Warren R.I.; a daughter Mrs. Helen McNamara of Elmira; a brother Lawrence of Paterson, N.M.  He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, Ivy Lodge, F&AM  and Loyal Order of Moose.  The body was removed to the Wilson funeral home and late Wednesday afternoon will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. McNamara, 954 McKinley Pl., where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Re. Russell S. Brown will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Wynn Bronson 76, of 1322 Pratt St., Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957.  He was a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer with 48 years service.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret Bronson; sons, Earl Bronson of Buffalo, Frederick W. of Elmira, Charles W. with U.S. Air Force in Biloxi Miss.;  sister, Mrs Clara Cooley of Odessa; five grandchildren.  Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call today 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Henry C. Sears. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Moose Notice.  Officers and embers of Elmira Lodge 517, Loyal Order of Moose, will meet Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Moose home and proceed to the Charles F. Hughes &n Son Funeral Home to conduce the Moose ritual at 7:45 for our late brother, Wynn Bronson.  Signed:  Rexford Martin, Governor  Harry T. Richardson, Secretary
Masonic Notice  Officers and members of Ivy Lodge 397, F&AM, will meet Tuesday at p.m. at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home to conduct the Masonic memorial service for our late brother, Wynn Bronson.  Signed Harold W. Hayward, W. Master, Ralph E. Fudge, Secretary

Cpl. Houston Missing Since D-Day
Cpl. Warren Houston, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Houston, 329 River St. has been reported missing in action in France since D-Day.  He is a paratrooper and took part in the airborne phrase of the invasion.  A graduate of Spencer High School, he entered the Army in June, 1942, and was trained at Fr. Benning Ga., Camp Toccon, Ga. And Camp Mackall, N.C.  He was sent to England last January.  His brother, Sgt Harvey R. Houston of the Army Air Corps who was reported missing over Germany on April 29, is a prisoner of war in Germany.

Elmira Gunner Missing Over France
Sgt. Harvey R. Houston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Houston, 329 River St., has been reported missing in action over France since Apr. 29. A waist gunner on a Liberator Bomber, he arrived overseas last month and was stationed in Italy.  Mrs. Houston received a letter from a friend of her son saying that he saw St. Houston’s parachute open.  This man who would ordinarily have been a member of the same crew had been transferred to another plane just before that flight.   A graduate of Spencer High School, Sgt. Houston entered the Army in March 1943.  He was trained at Miami, Fla.; Harlingen Gunnery School, Tex., and March Field, Calif.

Pfc. Cliford Shappee Missing in Germany
Pfc. Clifford L. Shappee Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Shappee Sr., Bowman Hill Road, Horseheads, has been reported missing in action in Germany since Oct. 15.  Shappee, who attended the Bresseport High School, entered service on Feb. 27, 1943 and was sent to Fort Niagara.  He trained at Camp Swift, Tex, and Fort Wood, Mo.

Capt. Charles Weds Air Corps Nurse In Fort Dix Ceremony
 Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Deahl of West Virginia and Capt. Orman G. Charles of Camp Crowder, Mo., son of Mrs. Luie Charles of Broad Street.  The ceremony was performed Saturday, Jan. 17, 1942 at Camp Dix, New Jersey.  (According to a copy of the marriage license of Orman G. Charles and Elizabeth Deahl that I have which says. “I do hereby certify that on the 19th day of January one thousand nine hundred and Forty Two at Browns Mills in the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey Orman G. Charles and Elizabeth Deahl were by me United in Marriage in accordance with the Laws of the State of New Jersey.”)
 Mrs. Charles is a graduate of an army nurses training school (the Army School of Nursing at Walter Reed Army Hospital) and has been a nurse in the army air corps (actually the US Army) for 10 years.
 Capt. Charles is a graduate of the Horseheads Schools and of Cornell University, class of ’32.  He joined the ROTC while at the University.  Following his graduation he was employed as a sales manager of IBM in Binghamton.  While in their employ he was located in Des Moines, Iowa, Utica and Jacksonville, Fla.  He entered the U.S. Army as a lieutenant Dec. 1, 1940 and was stationed at Fort McPherson, Ga. (This is where he met Elizabeth Deahl at).  Later he was stationed at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
 Capt. and Mrs. Charles are stationed at the present time at Camp Crowder, Missouri, where Capt. Charles is director of the aircraft warning school.

Coldbook Park School PTA Fetes Principal
 Mrs. Eloise Grace, principal of Coldbrook Park School for 21 years was honored at a Parent-Teacher Association Founder’s Day meeting held recently at the school.
 Following a brief business meeting the Founder’s Day history was given by Mrs. Kenneth Hall.  C Earl Bryan gave a talk and demonstration of character analysis.  The meeting was then adjourned to the main auditorium where refreshments were served by the executive committee.  Mrs. Julia Parsons and Mrs. Maud Bach presided at the tea table.
 Greetings were extended to Mrs. Grace from Mrs. Meredith Cox McWhorter, superintendent of schools, Southport district; Mrs. Edwin A. Ferguson, Chemung County director of PTA and Joseph Kopko, president of the City of Elmira PTA.
 Mrs. Arthur Miller, president of the Colbrook Park School PTA presented Mrs. Grace with 21 red roses.  Mrs. Edward Ackley, past president, Mrs. Julia Parsons , Mrs. Maud Bach and Mrs. Marjorie Park, teachers of the Coldbrook School, each were presented a corsage.
 James Spence, president of the school board, presented a purse to Mrs. Grace in recognition of her service.  Phillip Rafferty and Joseph Combs, former pupils of Mrs. Grace’s first class, presented her with a corsage.  She was also remembered with a gift from Mrs. Gordon Mills, another pupil of the same class.
 Arthur Riswold, president of the first board of trustees, spoke on the history of the school.  Mrs. Marjorie Park was mistress-of-ceremonies.

Mark Twain Mann, 60 of 925 Sycamore St. Monday Jan 21, 1946.  Survived by his wife Mrs. Harriet Scudder Mann; daughter Mrs. Otto H. Arnold of Elmira; sister Mrs. Charles D. Stempfle, Mrs. John L. Hoffman of Elmira.  The body is at Hagerman Funeral Home and will be taken to family home Tuesday.  Funeral Thursday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul P. Frohne. Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Mann was a member of Lodge 229, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Horace L Matthews, 30 of 301 Main Street, Horseheads, a member of the firm of Matthews & Van Burskirk, in that town, died Friday Apr. 16, 1937 at 8:45 a.m. after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife; a daughter Joan, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Matthews, and a brother, Frank L. Jr. of Horseheads;  two sisters, Mrs. Sandy Smith, of Milwaukee, Wis; Mrs. Howard Wadsworth of Syracuse.  Mr. Matthews was a member of the Horseheads ME Church; Horseheads Lodge, F&AM, Chemung Valley Lodge, IOOF.  Funeral in the home of the parents, 403 Main Street, Horseheads, Monday at 2 p.m.

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